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isen.com, LLC: Internet Experts Tell FCC: It's the Internet Stupid! FCC's National Broadband Plan Should Put Internet First

COS COB, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 06/08/09 -- A group of 41 computer scientists, network engineers, Internet business owners, legal scholars, best-selling authors and other Internet experts are telling the FCC to put the Internet at the center of its National Broadband Plan. "This is our country's big chance to make up lost ground," said spokesperson David Isenberg, Principal Prosultant(SM) of isen.com, LLC, "but a faster connection won't matter if we're not connecting to a free and open Internet." In essence, the experts are telling the FCC, "It's the Internet, Stupid." They've published their statement at http://ItsTheInternetStupid.com/.

The group points out that most of the benefits that Congress wants the National Broadband Plan to deliver -- such as job creation, civic participation, energy efficiency and health care delivery -- come from one specific use of broadband connectivity: accessing the Internet. (Broadband is also used in cable TV, cell phone and corporate networks.) The group is concerned that a focus on broadband that does not emphasize Internet connections could lead to an infrastructure that does not yield the very benefits the Broadband Plan aims to deliver.

The group includes Vint Cerf, who, with Bob Kahn, designed the TCP and IP protocols in 1973. It also includes David P. Reed, a co-inventor of one of the Internet's most important principles, Steve Crocker, who designed the process that improves and expands the definition of the Internet, and Scott Bradner, a lifelong leader of the Internet Society, the Internet Engineering Task Force and other Internet technical groups. It also includes Mitch Kapor and John Perry Barlow, who founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Robin Chase, who was recently named by Time Magazine as one of 100 most influential people of 2009, and Lawrence Lessig, a leader in Internet law and culture.

The group includes Michael R. Nelson, who worked as lead Senate staffer on the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, which helped transform the Internet from an academic experiment to the useful utility it is today. It includes Tim O'Reilly, of O'Reilly Media, producer of many widely-respected technical books and conferences. It includes authors of formative books about the Internet such as Howard Rheingold, Clay Shirky, Doc Searls, David Weinberger and Jeff Jarvis, insider newsletter publishers Dave Burstein and Gordon Cook, and some two dozen other Internet experts of many stripes. The group was organized over the weekend by David S. Isenberg, Robin Chase and David Weinberger to address concerns about fundamental assumptions of the FCC's first document on a National Broadband Plan.

"The telephone and cable companies, who are saying 'broadband, broadband, broadband,' have money, power, lobbyists and a cash-cow business that is threatened by the Internet," says Isenberg. "The best way to get our message out is by organizing a large group of distinguished Internet experts."

The FCC was directed to produce a National Broadband Plan as a provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA tells the FCC to deliver a National Broadband Plan to Congress by February 17, 2010. The "It's the Internet, Stupid," experts and over 50 other signers are submitting their statement to the FCC in a first round of public comments that ends today.

About David S. Isenberg: Isenberg was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories until he quit in 1998 to found isen.com, LLC, a decidedly independent telecom analysis firm. He blogs at isen.com/blog and produces F2C: Freedom to Connect, a technology policy conference held in Washington, DC, every March.

About Robin Chase: Chase is currently CEO of GoLoco, a ride-sharing and social network, is also founder and former CEO of ZipCar, the world's most successful car-sharing network. Chase was named as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2009. She was an invited speaker at the prestigious TED conference in 2008.

About David Weinberger: Weinberger is co-author of the best-selling "Cluetrain Manifesto" and author of two other books that are seminal Internet works, "Small Pieces Loosely Joined," and "Everything is Miscellaneous." He is a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

About isen.com, LLC: isen.com, LLC is an independent telecom analysis firm based in Cos Cob, CT.

Prosultant is a service mark of isen.com, LLC

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